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Carriage Driver Makes Slick Switch on Sick Horse

Written by Jennifer O'Connor | May 2, 2014

Protesters converged on Midtown’s Clinton Park Stables today to draw attention to reports that carriage driver Frank Luo falsified records in order to force an old, asthmatic horse named Ceasar to keep working. Luo had previously been involved in a dangerous horse-carriage accident and charged with operating a carriage for more than 12 hours in a 20-hour period and overcharging riders.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Overturned

He allegedly switched hoof identification numbers in order to trick the New York City Department of Health into thinking that 22-year-old Ceasar was a 12-year-old buck, thereby allowing Ceasar to keep pounding the pavement in traffic.

PETA and NYCLASS members demanded information on where ailing Ceasar is now and why Luo is being allowed to continue forcing other horses to work.

PETA and NYCLASS protesting Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York

This protest comes just days after fitness guru and equestrian Jillian Michaels led a rally to call for an end to the dangerous rides and to thank Mayor Bill de Blasio for supporting a ban on horse-drawn carriages.

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  • Horse and Carriage was used before any other transportation. They were riding on dirt and no fumes but fresh air. In those days horses were respected and cared for because of that was the only transportation people had. Now they use these animals to pull a carriage and exploit the horse for the almighty dollar no care or respect is in involved. How much money can I make on the horse and carriage portraying the ride to be romantic. Please ask the horse how romantic his body and lungs feel after of day,week, or month of torture through the cities of fumes cars and stupid people. That’s my thought.

  • Jules says:

    Disgusting behaviour by greedy carriage drivers, in this day and age with all the transport methods available it should not be allowed to let this dark ages torture performed daily on busy city streets it is just cruel but worse still NYC don’t seem to be taking any action or definitely not fast enough

  • Adair Leonard says:

    The practice of horse-drawn carriiages in New York City needs to stop. It’s inhumane to do to horses.

  • holly Graham says:

    Mayor de blasio please ban the slavery these poor horses suffer!

  • Tina Giachetti says:

    I BLAME the MAYOR OF NEW YORK for NOT FORCING THIS MAN TO NEVER DRIVE A CARRIAGE AGAIN AND FINE HIM 25,000 for EACH OFFENSE – COME ON PEOPLE
    if we see an injustice and don’t do anything about it WE ARE JUST AS GUILTY

  • Kathryn Sinclair says:

    I am glad to hear that the cruelty to Carriage Horses and the slaughter of seals may finally be coming to an end!

  • Maria Morales says:

    I don’t understand why the authorities are letting this animal abuser continue forcing the horses to work. To the authorities: please open your eyes to the continued animal abuse in this country!